How Digital Rights Management Hurts Major Music Labels

I think a few of you have seen the Tech Crunch story that quoted Bill Gate's opinion on DRM and how it is affecting the media industries. Rather then link to that story directly, I thought I would like a story that links to that story to give you a slightly different perspective. One that might be a bit more relevant to MR's readership.

From the article:

The interesting angle here is that EMI, one of the largest music labels, has decided to sell DRM-free music on Yahoo! Music, potentially leading the way for other labels to follow suit.

If the music industry fails to treat consumers as legitimate buyers — and instead makes them feel like criminals by locking away what they can do with what they legally own — then the beautiful capitalistic economy we live in will do the rest of the work.